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JNF was thrilled to be a part of the McGladrey Culinary Challenge, a night that celebrated food, wine, and festivities for the benefit of local nonprofits.


The “Challenge” paired seven charitable organizations with renowned Boston-area chefs and media personalities as celebrity “Sous-chefs.” The event was attended by more than 700 guests, including Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Police Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald, Eastern Bank President Bob Rivers, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston President and CEO Josh Kraft, RSM McGladrey President C.E. Andrews and RSM McGladrey Managing Director Johnnie James.


The evening was sponsored by Caturano and Company – which now operates under the McGladrey brand following the firm’s acquisition earlier this year by RSM McGladrey and McGladrey & Pullen –


The event was a huge success, with guests indulging in delicious food prepared by renowned Boston-area chefs from local restaurants, including Prezza, L’Espalier, Towne, and Restaurant Dante. With celebrity sous-chefs like TV Diner and Matty in the Morning’s Billy Costa, WBZ-TV’s Melissa Mack, and Boston Magazine’s Donna Garlough, it was a great way to usher in the holiday season.


“The McGladrey Culinary Challenge for Charity provided JNF with an opportunity to raise awareness of our organization among the Boston community,” said Jeffrey Davis, JNF Chairman of the Board for New England and Chairman and Founder of MAGE. “The donation will be used for helping to alleviate the water crisis in Israel and the Middle East.”


JNF received a $7,500 donation and was one of seven charitable organizations selected to participate in the event, sponsored by the McGladrey Foundation (formerly the Caturano Foundation), a popular accounting firm. The other participating nonprofits included Boys & Girls Club of Boston, The Genesis Fund, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, The Lenny Zakim Fund, Boston Police Activities League, and Special Olympics.


Pictured: Richard Caturano, Regional Director Sara Hefez and Board of Directors Member Jonathan Plaut

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